The Washington Wizards are not picking up the fourth-year option on power forward Chris McCullough, FanRag Sports’ Ben Standig confirmed on Tuesday afternoon. The news was first reported by Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders. McColluugh is a product of the University of Syracuse who declared for the 2015 draft despite recovering from an ACL injury. He wound up going off the board at No. 29 to the Brooklyn Nets, who signed the power forward to his rookie scale contract on July 1. He started four games out of his 24 appearances, contributing to the offense with 4.7 points per game to go along with 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals. The following campaign, he played 14 games with the Nets while making frequent pit stops in the G League with Long Island. Last February, the Nets shipped off McCullough and Bojan Bogdanovic to the Wizards in exchange for Marcus Thornton, Andrew Nicholson and a 2017 first-round pick. McCullough ended up making two appearances for Washington. Right now, he’s still stashed behind Jason Smith, Mike Smith and Markieff Morris at the No. 4 position.
Wizards declining fourth-year option on Chris McCullough
Fanrag Sports | Oct 31